Over 500 youth from Nkaretta ward in Narok North Sub County have vowed to support one of their own to vie for the Member of the County Assembly (MCA) seat under the Azimio la Umoja umbrella.
The youth led by Nickson Koshen, said time has come when the youth should compete for the elective seats as they are the majority in the country and understand the issues affecting them better.
“This time round the young people should come out and compete for the elective seats because we too are well able to lead. If we elect one of us, he or she will articulate our issues well in the county assembly,” he said.
The youth were speaking at Nkaretta trading center where they asked the people not to accept leaders who befriend them during campaign seasons, only to vanish and resurface during electioneering period.
Francis Kuyoni, a youth leader who has shown interest in the Nkaretta ward seat said the youth are tired of empty promises that are given during campaign seasons.
“I will vie under the Azimio la Umoja ticket because I believe in their manifesto of uniting all Kenyans. I promise to be a leader who will push for development in our ward,” he said.
He asked the youth not to be lured with bribes to vote in bad leadership, but instead challenged them to stand their ground and vote for visionary leaders.
At the same time, the youth asked those who have not registered as voters to do so promptly before the Enhanced Continuous Voter Registration exercise ends on February 6.
“Your vote, your voice. I ask all young people who have not registered to do so immediately. The only way you can boast of being a responsible citizen is by participating in the electioneering process,” he said.
The group vowed to conduct more rallies in town and its environs to sensitize the residents on the need to embrace peace and unity despite one’s background.